Let’s go to the Gap.

For everyday basics, stylish work-wear and the BEST kidswear, Gap is one of my go-to shops. It’s the high street at its best – great styles, great quality and… it loves offering a deal. If you missed out on its recent 40 % VIP event, you’re getting a Christmas pass of 30% off online now and 20% off full price styles.

I’m obsessed with (and living in) its legging jeans just now. They work with my trainers, work with my boots, dress them up, dress them down etc. And, as I’ve gone all sports luxe this year (it’s the mat-leave style effect) there’s no better place to pick-up some sweater-chic items.

Here are my latest purchases

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Quilted Dark Grey Jacket

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Quilted Pink Sweater

Gap’s shops look fab just now too with the Christmas displays in. They even have stripey scarves back! Do you remember when everyone went mad for its stripey scarves?! I do (and did!) so, was inspired to dig mine out of the fashion archives. Of course, I can’t find it…always the way when you go looking. I’m annoyed as it’s the cutest, pastel-shade-stripes, perfect to match my jacket and top. Where could it be?!

Will let you know if I find it. In the meantime, I might head back to the Gap for a new one…

Long live stripey scarves!

Here are some more of the season’s must-haves. The scarves must have sold out online already!!


Cashmere hoodie


Cashmere sweater leggings



Coated biker super skinny pants


Sweater coat



Convertible wool mittens



Pom-pom holiday stripe wool beanie

Did you have a Gap stripey scarf? Will you be wearing one this season? I hope I will be.

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Cawfeee & cake stop

Patisserie Madeleine in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge is pretty special. Not only are all of their AMAZING cakes, tarts and macaroons made on site by their fabulous French chef but it’s the loveliest, wee place to rendezvous, drink freshly roasted coffee and importantly EAT CAKE. The website also says that it’s a place to ‘discover a small piece of Paris’. J’adore!

The size of the place certainly puts you in mind of Paris. It’s petite but charming, and my friend Sarah and I managed to get our prams and bubbas in too so, all was good.

J’adore le picture gallery – plan to recreate at home.

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You can help yourself to as much tap water as you like. Superb!

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Tres chic wall art.

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And, what about these cakes?!

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C’est delicieux!

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They are ALL literally to die for and quite simply, a work of art. You get in a bit of a tiz because you don’t know which one to choose and, of course, you want them all. I don’t even have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, I’m more of a savoury girl. Although, I have to admit that pregnancy definitely made me appreciate just how special some sweet treats can be….

We shared two of their finest cakes and washed them down with iced coffees, as it was rather hot that day. I’ve been all over iced coffees this year. My friend offered me one at her place in the summertime and I kind of, reluctantly agreed as I’ve never been too sure about the cold mix. Of course, it ended up being like one of the best things I’d ever tasted and now, I can’t get enough of them. They rock!

The cakes were about as special as it gets and, as for the macaroons – one in every colour please! I can’t wait to go back and introduce more of my friends to Patisserie Madeleine.

Go and see for yourself. It’s tres bon mes amis.

Have you got a favourite coffee and cake stop? I’d love to hear about it.